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LAG Housing Possession Duty Desk Training

LAG are delighted to invite you to join Simon Mullings and Sue James, the authors of Housing Possession Duty Desk, a practical guide, for this exclusive training course which will expand on the book content and offer practical and interactive sessions.

The course has been designed to suit all levels of experience and to give valuable insight into housing law practice and procedure. Spike and Sue have over 50 years' combined experience of frontline advice and a wealth of tactical advice and tips to share.

By offering the option to build your own package, we hope organisations can take advantage of a fantastically priced bundle that will suit the needs of their whole team. The whole course of three sessions offers nine hours of professional development training for £75!

This is essential training for Law Centres, Citizens Advice, housing advice organisations, and anyone involved in housing possession claims from those embarking on duty representation for the first time to experienced advisers and those who may not attend court but are required to understand how best to navigate the system.

This online course is being delivered as three separate sessions, 9.30am-1pm each day.

Delegates can choose to attend a single session or all three depending on their level of experience and desired training outcomes.

The programme is subject to change.

Beginner to Intermediate - 16 September 2021, 9.30am-1pm


  • The court and the duty day

  • Types of cases

  • The basic elements of housing possession cases

  • Taking instructions

  • Dealing with vulnerable/difficult clients

  • Communicating with landlords and their representatives

  • The hearing

  • Outcomes

  • Advice after the hearing

  • Warrants

Intermediate to Advanced - 14 October 2021, 9.30am-1pm

Refresher overview of court duty advice

  • Advanced ideas for dealing with clients, opponents and the court

  • Case strategies

  • Mandatory order cases - rent and section 21

  • Mandatory order cases – Equality Act, public law and human rights

  • Appeals

  • Set aside applications

Advocacy on duty - 25th November 2021 (Suitable for beginner and advanced attendees), 9.30am-1pm

Please note that this date has changed from when the session was initially advertised.

In this session Simon Mullings, Sue James and Justine Compton, Deputy District Judge will discuss strategies for dealing with court duty hearings. Attendees will benefit from the experience of both sides of the district bench and may learn what makes judges happy and what does not.

Please book here or visit to see the full range of LAG courses for 2021.

Should you have any questions about this event please contact

Legal Action Group

This event took place on 16 September 2021